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Book review: Five-Minute Star Wars Stories

Written by Omair Alavi

Omair Alavi|Published March 20, 2021

We all know what Star Wars is, and how do they use the Force for the good. Even then, would we miss the chance of going through a few ‘Star Wars stories’, especially if they take five minutes of your time?

No, we won’t and that’s what makes Five-minute Star Wars Stories worth your while. It not only provides you all the more reasons to fall in love with the franchise, but also gives those who have been oblivious to its existence, a chance to know about Star Wars.

In this collection, central Star Wars characters from Anakin, Luke and Yoda to relatively new recruits, Rey, Finn and BB-8 excel when it comes to helping their friends. In Race to the Finish Line, Anakin helps a friend by winning a race fair and square, in Yoda and the Count, the master and the pupil fight opposite each other, in The Last Adventure, Yoda’s students save Chancellor Palpatine whereas in Escape from Darth Vader, R2D2 saves the day.

In the remaining adventures in this book, the readers are introduced to more Star Wars characters who try their best to emerge victorious against the bad guys. You will also get to know the origins of some of the main characters, be it the good guys or the bad ones.

Why is Darth Vader against the good folks of Tatooine? Why is Princess Leia so vital to the rebellion? How does Han Solo feature in all this? The answers to all these questions can be found here, making it something worth reading and keeping.

Be it saving Chancellor Palpatine from Count Dokoo to escaping with Death Star plans, flying the Millennium Falcon to reclaiming it years later, our favourite ‘Rebels’ do wonders in these pages. The illustrations may not be as realistic as the feature films, but that’s the idea; for young readers like you, being different is the best part, right?

Also, the language is simple and in writing, correcting some of the mistakes you might make regarding the names of the characters, places, and even people.

Each story in this epic collection is adapted from a Star Wars film, making it a total of 11 stories that can be read in five minutes. It is not just ideal for bedtime, but also story time with friends, parents and even when you are alone. Don’t miss the opportunity to spend time with some of your favourite Star Wars characters as they battle for the good, with the Force on their side.

About the author

Omair Alavi